Maths at Willow

On this page you will find out more about what we teach in maths across school and how we teach it. The documents below show an overview of the objectives that are taught in each year group in maths. 

Mr. Parkinson is our maths Leader , he works with Mrs Brown (our Early Maths Champion) and will be happy to answer any questions you have about the teaching of maths in school.


  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
  • Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly.
  • To reason and problem solve by applying mathematics to a variety of increasingly complex problems.
  • To build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from Reception to year 6.
  • To develop resilience that enables all children to reason and problem solve with increased confidence.


  • We teach maths units provided by the White Rose Maths Hub and make/source other resources that are suitable for the objectives. We ensure that in our maths lessons children have opportunities to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving and emphasise the importance of using concrete resources to help children really understand concepts.
  • At Willow, we use the six-part lesson.   This consists of: Do Now, New Learning, Talk Task, Develop Learning, Independent Task and the Review.   The purpose of the Do Now task is to consolidate previous learning. The New Learning section introduces the main learning for the lesson, beginning by sharing the lesson’s key vocabulary with the pupils.  The talk task allows talking about math’s and comprehension to be developed, and provides opportunities to use mathematical language.   The Develop Learning segment is designed to mirror the New Learning earlier in the lesson, but aims to move the pupils’ learning on further and deepen their understanding.   The Independent Task gives pupils the opportunity to practise their learning by working independently.  The Review part allows the children to demonstrate what they have understood and learnt, reflect on learning, and allows the teacher to gather evidence for assessments and plan for future learning.  The approach also involved teaching in mixed ability groups, running Maths Master Classes and pre and post learning interventions. 
  • In addition to the daily maths lessons we do Maths Masterclasses, which provide an opportunity to teach and revise 'general knowledge maths' which may not explicitly be covered during the maths lesson, and also allows the daily integration of maths into the surrounding environment. This means that pupils are practising concepts and skills on a regular basis, meaning they are continually building on their mastery of these concepts.


  • Most children reach end of year expectations.
  • Well-planned sequences of learning support children to develop and refine their maths skills.
  • Children are able to independently apply their knowledge to a range of increasingly complex problems.
  • Children are reasoning with increased confidence and accuracy.

Recovery Maths Curriculum 2021/22

Due to the Covid 19 crisis we will be following the updated White Rose Maths schemes which allows use to recap on prior learning and teach the missed objectives. In addition, each year group has produced a document as part of the transition process to inform the children's new class teacher what was missed during lockdown.  This will ensure there are no gaps in the children's learning.

Maths Recovery Plan

Maths Scheme of Learning and and Lesson by Lesson Overviews

Year 1 Full Autumn Term
Year 2 Full Autumn Term
Year 3 Full Autumn Term.pdf
Year 4 Full Autumn Term.pdf
Year 5 Full Autumn Term
Year 6 Full Autumn Term
Year 1 Lesson by Lesson Overview
Year 2 Lesson by Lesson Overview
Year 3 Lesson by Lesson Overview
Year 4 Lesson by Lesson Overview
Year 5 Lesson by Lesson Overview
Year 6 Lesson by Lesson Overview

Calculation Policy

Willow Primary Calculation Policy V2

Maths Progression 

Maths Week 2021